Snoop Dogg is being sued over a copyright infringement claim concerning a viral video he posted via his Instagram account earlier this year, according to Billboard. The lawsuit has been filed by FreedomNews.TV, who claims the rapper used an “exact copy” of their original video without permission.

The clip in question depicts a man trying to climb the façade of the JPMorgan Chase Bank headquarters in New York City before eventually falling down on the ground. Snoop is also accused of sharing the video without making any mention of the original owner.

This isn’t the first time a celebrity has been accused of copyright infringement. Earlier this year, singer Dua Lipa was accused of the same after she posted a photo of herself being clicked by paparazzi at the airport.

The “Blow Your Mind” songstress captioned the photo: “I’ll be living under big fluffy hats until further notice.” She was asked to pay 150,000 in damages to Integral Images, who claimed the singer profited from the photo by posting it on Instagram.

We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Thirsty.

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